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Wonderful Ways to Learn Non-Phonetic & Sight Words

Speaker: Carol Hale I had a brilliant 7th grade student whom I tutored spell “of” as “oave.” Another 50-year-old adult dyslexic learner was still spelling “said” as “sed.” Why are some of these words so hard? Sadly, many curricula are weak in separating these kinds of words, which must be taught differently than phonetic words. […]

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Hands-on Ideas for Teaching Spelling

Having strong phonics skills leads to greater spelling and reading skills. This session will give you wonderful tools for strengthening your child’s spelling skills. Listen Now

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Laying the Foundations for Reading

In this seminar we will discuss the importance of allowing students to follow history as it happened: In order, from ancient times through the present. Teaching history classically produces a well-rounded student who knows the stories from all of history that every educated person should know.

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Reading, Part 2. Older Readers and Struggling Readers

Sharon Fisher helps us understand what we should expect of our children when it comes to reading fluency, comprehension, etc. And she shares some tips and strategies for helping uninterested and struggling readers succeed.

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The Logic of English: A Common-Sense Approach to Reading and Spelling

The Logic of English: A Common-Sense Approach to Reading and Spelling

Have you always believed English is illogical and inconsistent? Your understanding of English will be transformed! Award-winning author Denise Eide will reveal phonograms and spelling rules which explain 98% of English words. No longer will you need to tell your children “that is an exception” when they misread or misspell a word. We will learn: The rule which explains the two sounds for C in accent and describes more than 6,000 words! Three of the nine reasons for a Silent Final E. Why we drop the Silent Final E in servicing but not in serviceable, and much more! Why many math and science minded kids struggle with reading and spelling. Do not miss this revolutionary workshop. You will leave wondering why someone didn’t tell you this in kindergarten.

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Nerf Guns and Shaving Cream – Teaching Reading and Spelling to Kids Who Can’’t Sit Still

Learn how to engage your active learners through movement. Denise Eide will share her experiences teaching and parenting active children. She will also reveal the natural kinesthetic components to reading and spelling and teach parents how to tap into those to enhance learning for all students. Though this workshop will focus on reading and spelling, the concepts are easily applied to other subjects. Each participant will receive a handout of games and ideas that can be used on Monday!

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The 7 E’s For Choosing Curriculum

The 7 E’s For Choosing Curriculum

As an admitted curriculum junkie, Jeannie Fulbright bought everything that sounded good. From A Beka to Hillyer to e-books, she has tried every kind of curriculum and method available. Out of this experience, she has formulated 7 E’s to help her carefully choose curriculum that works for her family.

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